Helpline: 1800 234 900

Our Services

Freephone Helpline

The helpline is provided by trained helpline staff and volunteers, who can give you support and information.

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Counselling

We offer one to one counselling to both men and women who have experienced any form of sexual violence recently, or in the past. Counselling provides a space to help you gain a clearer understanding of yourself and your situation. Deciding and making a commitment to have counselling is a very powerful and life affirming choice. During the course of your therapy you will be looking at yourself, your relationships, and your life in general.

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Education

A Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention Programme for Young People
The aim of this programme is to educate young people about all forms of sexual violence. Young people often struggle to name their unwanted sexual experiences as rape or sexual assault. Studies show that sexual violence is more likely to occur in a relationship or by someone known to the victim, which can often make it difficult for a young person to identify it as assault.  Also, commonly held myths that include, sexual assault must include physical force, result in physical injury, or is perpetrated by strangers in dark places, can diminish how they view their experience. 

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Awareness Raising

We take every opportunity to raise awareness and challenge perceptions about the causes and impact of sexual violence through talks and public events.

Support for Family & Friends

We at the Mayo Rape Crisis Centre know that sexual violence does not just affect the victim/survivor but also those around them. Because of this we offer information and possible support sessions for partners, family members and friends so that they may better support survivors.

 

The Mayo Rape Crisis Centre was established in July 1994 in response to the number of women and girls from Mayo contacting other Rape Crisis Centres, especially the Centre in Galway.

A small group of women came together concerned at the lack of any services or support in Mayo for women who had been sexually abused or raped.

"Through Love, all pain will turn to medicine"

Latest News

  • MRCC Specialised Sexual Violence Training.

    Mayo Rape Crisis Centre is inviting applications from COUNSELLORS/PSYCHOTHERAPISTS who are interested in the area of Sexual Violence. This is a 9 Module Course Accredited by the Rape Crisis Network Ireland and will be run over one weekend a month. (October 2017 - June 2018). This free training is specifically for Read More
  • “ONLY BREATH” A Benefit Poetry Concert With KIM ROSEN M.F.A.

    "ONLY BREATH" A Benefit Poetry Concert with Kim Rosen M.F.A. An alchemy of poetry and music to melt your heart and open your mind on Friday July 14th at 8.00pm in MACALLA HALL, LOUGH LANNAGH This is a joint fundraiser for MAYO RAPE CRISIS CENTRE & SAFE HOUSE EDUCATION (SHE) Read More
  • An Eveningwith Inspirational Mayo Women

    Wednesday 1st of February @ 8pm An Evening with Inspirational Mayo Women Mayo Rape Crisis Centre presents an opportunity to celebrate St Brigid`s Day by meeting and greeting some of the Nominees for our Inspriational Mayo Women: "There is now a small community of women who have been nominated by others Read More
  • An Eveningwith Inspirational Mayo Women

    Wednesday 1st of February @ 8pm An Evening with Inspirational Mayo Women Mayo Rape Crisis Centre and Soroptimists International Castlebar presents an opportunity to celebrate St Brigid`s Day by meeting and greeting some of the Nominees for our Inspriational Mayo Women: "There is now a small community of women who have Read More
  • Soroptimists International Castlebar

    Mayo Rape Crisis Centre gratefuly acknowledges a €200 donation to the service from Castelbar Soroptimists International. Their continued support for the Centre is truly appreciated by the staff and the clients. Read More
  • Director of Services interviewed on Midwest Radio

    Director of Services interviewed on Midwest Radio

    Our director of services Loretta McDonagh interviewed on MidWest Radio recently. http://midwest.radica.com/talk/mwrtalk.mp3 Read More
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